Feb 17, 2016
Wigglesworth issues rallying cry ahead of Gloucester
Richard Wigglesworth believes Saracens must draw a line under an uncharacteristic defeat to Wasps as they head into a tough clash against a resurgent Gloucester side at Allianz Park this Saturday, kick-off 15h00.
The England World Cup halfback says Saracens are now focusing on the Cherry and White’s challenge after the poor result to Wasps and the 31-year old scrumhalf says the group want to repay the Saracens fans support this weekend after a tough week.
“This weekend is huge in a lot of ways,” said Wigglesworth. “Obviously, we must pay credit to Wasps for their brilliant performance at the weekend but as with any side you look at your own performance first. I just wasn’t acceptable from us, what we produced at the weekend, so we know that heading into the week we would need a big effort in preparation of facing an in-form Gloucester team.
“It’s done now. We’ve closed the book on that game after a good honest meeting and if we let bad results or poor performances affect us then we’ll be in trouble. We’ve done a lot of good things up to the Wasps game, some great performances, some fine results, and it was a low point but we’re committed to never letting a result like that happen again.
“Chris Wyles spoke really well earlier in the week about how much he was looking forward to getting back out there, to show everyone what we can do and I think that attitude is going to filter through the squad. On Saturday we are going to have to feel that way. We let our fans down badly against Wasps, they’ve been extremely supportive and we’re determined to give something to shout about this Saturday.”